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The firm hereby invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated candidates for the position of Commercial and Conveyancing Advocates. The ideal candidate must be a person of high integrity, hardworking and able to work with minimum supervision, possess good communication skills and self-motivated.
About the Client
A leading law firm in Kenya, head quartered in Nairobi is seeking to hire Five (5) Commercial and Conveyancing Advocates to be based in Nairobi.
NB: Competitive Salary shall be offered
Duties & Responsibilities
• Ability to prepare security documents and ensure they are properly executed and properly registered
• Provide legal opinion, advice on commercial and corporate transactions and matters relating to property & real estate.
• Carrying out the negotiation, drafting and review of commercial contracts, legal documents and ensuring they are duly executed
• Offer advice to clients on the legal processes involved in purchasing & selling of property.
• Carrying out the negotiation, drafting and review of commercial contracts and ensuring they are duly executed
• Conduct due diligence on conveyancing transactions, prepare sale agreements, completion documents and ensure proper registration of documents
• Work to protect the interest of clients, researching information and communicating with clients.
• Conduct research to identify legal ownership of properties by assessing government land registry documents or title deeds if the land is not registered to anyone.
• Prepare property lease agreements & ensure contracts are signed on the scheduled date of transfer.
• Oversee the fast-tracking & diligent handling of all client matters before the Lands Registry, Local Authorities, and Survey of Kenya & National Lands Commission.
• Liaising with clients and key stakeholders such as the mortgage lenders, estate agents, land valuers and surveyors.
• Sending terms of engagement and estimates of fees and disbursements.
• Assist with due diligence and other intellectual property issues related to contracts, agreements and other transactional matters
• Processing of stamp duty payments and registration of documents at various registries.
• Procure clearance certificates and consents.
• Liaison at the Land Registry and Government departments.
• Drafting conveyancing document and other legal documents.
• Develop positive relationship with clients and meet clients’ expectations.
Qualifications & Requirements
• At least Two (2) years Post admission experience in a busy law firm with particular emphasis on Conveyancing and Banking Securities and Commercial Law.
• An upper 2nd Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university.
• Advocate of the High Court.
• A valid practicing certificate
Competencies & Skills
• Experience in a busy law firm dealing with commercial and conveyancing matters.
• Excellent knowledge and practical understanding of the legal and judicial systems.
• High degree of responsibility, professional ethics and personal integrity at a personal and professional level.
• Ability to develop positive relationship with clients and manage/meet client expectations.
• Excellent analytical writing, oral presentation, organizational and computer skills.
• Good knowledge and experience in research skills and drafting of legal documents.
• Good communication and ultimate customer service skills.
• Proactive, aggressive and self-motivated.
• High Level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Team player with leadership skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to manage pressure and meet targets.
• Ability to demonstrate acumen in business development.
• Work independently with minimum or no supervision and ready to lead.
Interested applicants should send their detailed CV and Cover Letter quoting the job title (COMMERCIAL AND CONVEYANCING ADVOCATE-NAIROBI) as subject to reach us not later than 31st January 2024 to email@example.com. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted